Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Review: The Frost-Haired Vixen

The Frost-Haired Vixen
The Frost-Haired Vixen by John Zakour

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Please Note: I read and reviewed this book in 2007. Just copying over the review from Amazon.

Overview: John Zakour goes it alone in this, the fourth book featuring freelance PI Zachary Nixon Johnson - the only freelance PI left in the world in the year 2060. In his latest adventure, he is approached by Santana Clausa - who runs the North Pole to make the toys for Holiday, when each person on Earth receives 3 presents. Two of the elves that she oversees have been murdered and she wants Zach to find out who did the deed.

Immediately people start trying to kill him. Just another day in the life of Zachary Nixon Johnson!

When he arrives at the Pole, he goes undercover to try to determine who among the current guests may have been the murderers. With guardbots being reprogrammed to attack him, sugared-up Elves all around and argumentative fellow guests to contend with, this won't be a walk in the snow.

Review: In some ways this book was superior to the joint ventures in the previous works - it is a bit more gritty and "real." In others, it needed more work - there were a lot more typos and grammatical errors, for instance. All-in-all, I would say it holds its own against the first three books in the series and I look forward to seeing where Zakour takes this most amusing cross-genre series in the future. Keep 'em coming!

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